Island News

Port Blair, 4 Mar 2015/--/Lt Governor, Lt Gen AK Singh (Retd), today reviewed the water supply situation of the Islands. He directed APWD to undertake a thorough study of the water situation of different parts of the...
Port Blair, 4 Mar 2015/--/Taking a tough stand on unauthorized construction, the Port Blair Municipal Council has issued demolition notice to an ongoing construction of building on Plot bearing Survey No. 1453 &...
Port Blair, 4 Mar 2015/--/The Port Blair Municipal Council has sealed a building/structure on Survey no. 2686/P situated at village Aberdeen, Ward no. 14 without obtaining any approval of building plan. The said...

West Bengal & Other States

KOLKATA, 4 Mar 2015/--/Criticising Narendra Modi for putting the blame for West Bengal's "backward slide" in last 34 years on CPM, the Left Front's chairman Biman Bose today said the Prime Minister was misinformed and should check the facts before speaking. Bose also alleged that Modi's outburst...
New Delhi/Kolkata, 4 Mar 2015/--/Armed with inputs from Enforcement Directorate (ED), CBI today carried out searches at 43 locations across the country against chit fund company Rose Valley even as it plans to call TMC MP Tapas Paul for questioning in the case. The Rose Valley company is alleged to...

Sports News

Perth, 4 Mar 2015/--/There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions...
Sydney, 4 Mar 2015/--/Calling the ICC's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a backward step", cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said such a move is unfair to the Associate nations. While the ICC...

Stand Alone

Picture shows encroachment of the Municipal signage and the footpath by a Tyre repairing shop near Shalimar Hotel, at Delanipur, in Port Blair. The en...

Hills (Darjelling) News

RANGAT, 4 Mar 2015/--/The crumbling structure of the Veterinary Sub-Depot, Amkunj, M/Andaman stands as a symbol of official apathy.  Dark, damp and stuffy rooms, potholed floors, broken windows, doors and ceiling and...
DARJEELING, 4 Mar 2015/--/Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha chairman Pradeep Pradhan was arrested from a hotel in Siliguri on Tuesday night while trying to sell fake antique coins to a businessman from...
GANGTOK, 4 Mar 2015/--/Sikkim State Legal Services Authority would organize a National Lok Adalat on March 14. According to a press statement issued by Sikkim State Legal Services Authority, Gangtok, the cases that...

National News

Jodhpur, 4 Mar 2015/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today said India needs strong defence forces for not only ensuring peace but also safeguarding its territorial integrity. "As a responsible nation, India is firmly...
Thane, 4 Mar 2015/--/Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who is set to undertake a footmarch protesting the Land Acquistion Bill, has received life threats on social networking site Facebook, police said today. A Kalyan...

Business News

New Delhi, 4 Mar 2015/--/The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has approved 33 industry-led bodies to promote industry and employer participation in skill development centres, Lok Sabha was informed on...
Lucknow, 4 Mar 2015/--/Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP Wednesday demanded that the state government provide financial assistance of at least Rs 10,000 per hectare to farmers to compensate for the loss to their crops in the...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 4 Mar 2015/--/A surprise rate cut by RBI Wednesday powered the Sensex to cross the historic 30,000 mark but sustained selling across sectors dragged down the benchmark by a sharp 213 points at close, snapping a four-day Budget rally. It was a memorable moment for the India markets as both...

Reflex Action

4 Mar 2015/--/An aggressive assertion of its separate identity and a forceful articulation of the paramount need for strengthening the left marked the start of the five-day state conference of the Communist Party of India (CPI) in Kerala in Kottayam. As a CPI leader aptly put it, it was a robust rea...

Political Delicacies

22 Feb 2015/--/The BJP president Amit Shah’s days in Delhi are, perhaps, numbered. The RSS will not allow any extension to Shah who is just completing the left over term of Rajnath Singh. His term wil...
8 Feb 2015/--/The BJP got three internal surveys by professional pollsters and the latest survey done by a pollster whose predictions for the last assembly polls were very close to the results,  has g...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 4 Mar 2015/--/Amid unrest among villagers in some places in Malda district in protest against the failure of the police to prevent growing activities of criminals, robbers struck on Tuesday night, this time...
GUWAHATI, 4 Mar 2015/--/Reacting to All India United Democratic Front MLA Aminul Islan's remarks on the absence of a proper definition of ‘Assamese,’ Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi on Wednesday noted that he...
KOLKATA, 4 Mar 2015/--/About 500 kms out of the total length of 3,326 km of India-Bangladesh border for which fencing had been sanctioned continues to remain unfenced, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said...

Video News

Echo World

Dhaka, 4 Mar 2015/--/A Bangladeshi court today upheld the arrest warrant issued against opposition leader Khaleda Zia and called her a "fugitive" after the former Premier again failed to appear for the trial in two...
Washington, 4 Mar 2015/--/In a bid to put more pressure on Russia over the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the Western powers have called for a "strong" reaction from the world community in case of any major violation of a...

Editorial

4 Mar 2015/--/Power is a strong political aphrodisiac. Having secured an absolute majority in Parliament with less than one-third of the electorate’s mandate, the BJP is now out to conquer each and every State of the country throwing all principles commitments out of the window. Its post-election decision to forge anyhow an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir with the PDP – with which it shares nothing...